Apr 19

Arabian Green Bee-eater


Dear all,


Recently I found out that the Green Bee-eaters found in this part of the world are subspecies named Arabian Green Bee-eater. Yet there are 2 types was found when i checked online. Merops cyanophrys and Merops muscatensis.

So which one of these types are correct in UAE? or do we have both here?






I believe najdanus is generally included in muscatensis, depending on which taxonomy you are looking at:


From HBW:




From IOC:



From Clements/eBird:


From the UAE Checklist:




Thanks Tommy for the detailed information.

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